Little Atoms 379 – Emma Jane Unsworth & Alex Hourston

Posted on June 24, 2015 by


Emma Jane Unsworth is a journalist and won the Betty Trask Award for her novel Hungry, the Stars and Everything, and was shortlisted for the 2012 Portico Prize. Her short story ‘I Arrive First’ was included in The Best British Short Stories 2012. Emma’s latest novel Animals has won a 2015 Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize. After fifteen years writing strategy for advertising agencies, Alex Hourston took a break to go back to university and her first love, books. She completed a Masters in English and started a PhD, but put it aside when the idea for her début novel In My House surfaced. She is currently working on her second novel, an exploration of infidelity and emotional inheritance. This show also contains a repeat of Naomi Alderman talking about Teach us to Sit Still by Tim Parks.

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